I recently traveled to the UK using Virgin Airlines and noticed their innovation for speeding up check-in.
Most airlines only allow you to get a ticket using a self-service kiosk if you have no luggage to check in. Virgin Airlines on the other hand *only* allows you to get a ticket via a self-service kiosk. Then, If you have luggage to check in, you take your ticket and luggage to an attendant who takes your bag.
The nice thing about this approach is that the self-service kiosks absorb all the burden of actually producing a ticket. This frees attendants up for the focused task of accepting luggage for check in.
I'm an adventure junkie so this article about the Temples of Damanhur instantly whet my appetite for another international trip - this time to the foothills of the Alps in northern Italy.
The temples are underground and organized into 9 chambers with stunning murals, mosaics, statues, secret doors and stained glass windows. They occupy over 300,000 cubic feet and were built secretly by a team of volunteers over a 16 year period.
Here's the Hall of Mirrors:
Here's the Labyrinth:
Here's the Hall of the Earth:
I'm hoping to visit the site over Christmas if visitors are allowed. If I go, I hope to also create some educational materials based on my trip to share with other users of my education site edu2.0.